Michael Antonio has admitted he’s a disappointed man at the Hammers to make a summer signing which he believes would have made a big difference to the squad.
We are talking of course about Jesse Lingard who after months and twists and turns opted for a season at Nottingham Forest on a reported £200,000 a week personal terms.
Manager David Moyes chased his favourite attacking midfielder for most of the summer but failed to find his admiring overtures returned by the former Manchester United and England star.
Mikey too is pretty down in the mouth about us missing out on a player whom he believes made a huge difference to the Irons squad and has been quite straightforward about saying so when discussing the manager’s failure top land the 29 year old.
On the Footballer’s Football Podcast, Antonio shared his frustration that the England international didn’t return to the London Stadium declaring: “I was definitely disappointed, not going to lie.
“He was a massive player and helped push us. He was one of the reasons why we did finish in Europe.”